It is Christmas Eve and my family will arrive shortly. I’ve been getting ready for our Christmas meal and visit for days (actually longer) and despite my best efforts I haven’t yet written this week’s blog post so I thought I’d share these personal thoughts with you.
I expect Christmas to be Merry this year and I feel very blessed. Fred is a wonderful husband and I have great bonus daughters and extended family.
But, Christmas hasn’t always been so joyful.
My first marriage fell apart just before Christmas years ago. It hurt so much that I though Christmas would always carry that scar. I was wrong.
I’m telling you this in case you are currently dealing with separation and divorce at Christmas. I want you to know that despite what you are going through in this chapter of your life, you can move to a better place. I’m living proof that it is possible.
From a Christmas of agony, fear, and sadness, I have moved to a Christmas of joy.
So for now, pause to realize that the God who loved you enough to send his only son for your salvation, still loves you. He has a vision for how your life will be better. Take his hand right now and walk in the hope of a brighter future.